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Assam Flood 2020
Over 2 millions affected and thousands displaced
SeSTA’s Response to COVID-19

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If Together, Community Means Unity

SeSTA believes that Self Help Groups can be an effective platform to empower women and help them resolve issues by reducing their vulnerability.

SeSTA believes that Self Help Groups can be an effective platform to empower women and help them resolve issues by reducing their vulnerability.

Strengthening Women Collectives

Improving overall wellbeing of rural communities through development processes collectively led by women from the community.

Diverse Livelihood Activities

SeSTA is promoting commercial pig rearing, mushroom cultivation and small ruminants among other diverse livelihoods.

SeSTA is promoting commercial pig rearing, mushroom cultivation and small ruminants among other diverse livelihoods.

SeSTA is promoting commercial pig rearing, mushroom cultivation and small ruminants among other diverse livelihoods.

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Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA) is a culmination of efforts to initiate development work to empower communities in remote rural areas of NE India. Registered in the year 2011, under Societies Registration Act (SRA), 1860, SeSTA was conceived to put systematic effort for socio-economic development of NE by building capabilities of poor communities, promoting and strengthening their institutions to facilitate them out of poverty and meaningfully participate in the global economy. 

 

SeSTA collectivizes women to form Self Help Groups (SHGs), builds their capabilities and strengthens livelihood systems to alleviate mass poverty in far flung villages of Northeast India. Scientific agriculture interventions in food crop and vegetable crops, Natural Resources Management and supporting the intensification and diversification of other livelihoods portfolio like goat rearing, piggery, fisheries, mushroom cultivation, access to clean energy, work on gender justice and governance has helped economically and socially empower communities in these villages. 

Our Impact

Directly present in 100 villages
spread across 0 districts,
0 Blocks

in 3 States

Working with 1000 Women

organized under SHG platform- a democratic institution owned and managed by women

Entrepreneurial skills of communities are channelized through the promotion of 0 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO)
comprising of 1000 members
Employment support to around 100 Community Resource Persons (CRPs) & Community Service Providers (CSPs)

working with SeSTA currently

Provided 1000 Families

with Livelihood support

Food security increased of 1000 Families

through SRI paddy cultivation

Trained over 1000 grass root workers

in various states of North East with support from SRLM

India Development Marketplace Award 2014 by World Bank

Chief Minister’s Best Action Award for Community Development for Bongaigaon district in 2014

Polestar Social Impact Award (Livelihood) for 2019-20

Let's Hear from People

“SeSTA is the reflection of sheer dedication and commitment of a bunch of young professionals in voluntary sector. When youths are so committed, they are going to succeed. However, it would not have been possible without the help of our esteemed donors, partner organizations and the beneficiaries who bestowed their confidence on us. Over the years we could touch lives of about 20,000 families by improving livelihood through leveraging existing resources and skill sets. It is heartwarming to see thousands of empowered women in far flung areas whose stories are inspiring many. I hope such co-operation of all stake holders will continue in the years to come in our journey to empower needy from the marginal sections of the society."

Dr. Anjanta Phatowali
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Former Chairperson, SeSTA

“The Village Organisation (VO) helps us to get need-based livelihood specific training and enhance our food security. Earlier we never did SRI and had no idea about it as we were only aware of our traditional method of paddy cultivation. In addition to SRI, now we are also involved in vegetable cultivation, horticulture and organic manure preparation, vermin composting and organic pest medicine preparation”

Debojani Barman
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VO member, Boitamary Block, Bongaigaon

"Nowadays, we hear a lot of corruption in NGO at various levels and I have read articles claiming that 99% of NGOs are money making devices. There are however some which fall in the remaining 1%. I firmly believe that SeSTA is one of them and two pillars of the organisation are integrity and professionalism. SeSTA also facilitated multiple visits to the remote areas where the work can be seen firsthand and interact with the people of the region. The impact it creates in the lives of people is heartwarming and for people like us, it is indeed an eye opener."

Sidhartha Sarat Bardoloye
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Sr. Product Manager, Informatica Business Solutions

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